Daily archives: December 30th, 2006

Saddam’s Dead — One of America’s Troops Get Quote of the Day

With the death of Saddam Hussein, many are worried about the propensity for more violence in Iraq — and here in the States. The Associated Press reports at least 56 people died and scores were wounded in the immediate aftermath of his hanging. There were two nearly simultaneous explosions in one Baghdad neighborhood, and other south of the capital.

But the quote of the day belongs to one of our fine soldiers on the front line in Iraq:

U.S. troops cheered as news of Saddam’s execution appeared on television at the mess hall at Forward Operating Base Loyalty in eastern Baghdad. But some soldiers expressed doubt that Saddam’s death would be a significant turning point for Iraq.

“First it was weapons of mass destruction. Then when there were none, it was that we had to find Saddam. We did that, but then it was that we had to put him on trial,” said Spc. Thomas Sheck, 25, who is on his second tour in Iraq. “So now, what will be the next story they tell us to keep us over here?”

It’s impossible to predict what will actually happen in Iraq, as the president has seen time and time again. One thing is certain, whatever happens, it will not be what Bush planned.

Bring them all home now.

Bush Administration Supressing Science — Again

Stop by The Bad Astronomy Blog today, and take a look at this excellent entry/rant by Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer. There exists a book at Grand Canyon National Park titled Grand Canyon: A Different View. Different, yes. It tells the story of how the Grand Canyon was formed in a matter of days during, you guessed it, Noah’s Flood.

Poor Noah. The Hebrew Creation Myth is destroyed yet again.

I penned a review to this book at Amazon.com:

A true wolf in sheep’s clothing. I can’t believe that people of faith — any faith — would believe this garbage. And, what, if we don’t like this book we’ll burn for all eternity? I don’t recall reading that in the Bible anywhere.

Because it’s not there.

Virtually every Scripture Scholar in the world understands the beautiful teachings of the Christian Creation Myths, and their importance. If you really believe that the story of Adam and Eve is really about two naked little people running around in the woods stealing fruit, well, you won’t burn for all eternity — you’re just missing the many profound points of the Creation Myths in the Bible.

This book is an insult to believers everywhere.

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